Police Seize 2 Guns, Arrest Five in Westmoreland

The police in Westmoreland on Saturday, July 7, seized two firearms, six rounds of assorted ammunition and arrested five individuals.

According to reports, a police team was on patrol along the Frome main road when a motorcycle with two males was signaled to stop. Both the pillion and the driver were searched and a 9mm Smith and Wesson pistol with a magazine containing five 9mm rounds of ammunition were taken from the pillion. They were taken into custody.

Following additional information gathered, the officers conducted a secondary operation at the home of the pillion where a .38 Smith and Wesson revolver along with one live round was found. Three men, who were at the home, were arrested in connection with that seizure. Identities of all the accused are being withheld pending further investigations.

The operation ended without incident. The Police High Command is commending the Frome Police in for their dedicated work, which led to the arrests and seizures.

By Franklin McKnight

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